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Word: dubious

Definition: questionable; (of something) causing doubt; (of someone) filled with doubt; N. dubiety


Sentences Containing 'dubious'

(Exceptions include the biography "ABA — the Glory and the Torment: The Life of Dr. Immanuel Velikovsky", issued in 1995 and greeted with rather dubious reviews; and a Hebrew translation of another "Ages in Chaos" volume, "The Dark Age of Greece", that was published in Israel.)
7 of them complied and removed the site, one within just 3 hours, without investigating the legality of the matter, or asking questions about the dubious background of the requester.
According to Newsweek, "U.S. officials and a leading Iraqi document expert the document is most likely a forgery, part of a thriving new trade in dubious Iraqi documents that has cropped up in the wake of the collapse of Saddam's regime."
Actually, Fish did not join Marillion until 1981, making this a somewhat dubious attempt at citing an anniversary as the occasion for this retrospective.
And yet there was but one woman to him, and that woman was the late Irene Adler, of dubious and questionable memory.
Being close to retirement the German fans felt Bode's selection was dubious to say the least, however Bode silenced the doubter by scoring the opening goal of an eventual 2–0 win for Germany propelling them into the knockout stages as group winners.
Charles I began a formal "Cabinet Council" from his accession in 1625, as his Privy Council, or "private council", was evidently not private enough, and the first recorded use of "cabinet" by itself for such a body comes from 1644, and is again hostile and associates the term with dubious foreign practices.
Childers "faced strong criticism following the Court Martial on the loss of "Captain", and attempted to clear his name with a 359 page memorandum, a move described as "dubious public ethics".
Cullop also had the dubious distinction of losing 20 games in 1914, and splitting his 20 losses between two leagues, losing one game for the American League Naps and 19 for the Federal League Packers.
Despite Kildare's rather dubious loyalties, Bermingham was sensible enough to see that his great power and influence made him impossible to replace, and that English rule in Ireland had been weakened by his four-year detention in England.
Dinesh Dalmia, Company's promoter and Managing director got entangled in a series of share market controversies in relation to various dubious acquisitions and partisan allotments made by DSQ in the year 2000 2001.
During the early 1940s, Archbishop Francis Beckman of Dubuque had involved the archdiocese in a dubious financial scheme.
He argued that "some zealots" were "using our important tax dollars" for dubious ends via the program, and singled out an effort by Saskatoon resident Ailsa Watkinson to prohibit corporal punishment against children.
He is astonished when Ursula enters and, dubious of her avowals, reproaches her for lending herself to the scheme.
Here the most indistinct and dubious tradition says that once a tavern stood; the well the same, which tempered the traveller's beverage and refreshed his steed.
However, his claim to nobility was dubious.
However, the Dubious Goals Panel officially awarded Carrick the goal on 26 May following a review.
However, the fact that Martinet's image was copied and that no mounted specimen exists (though such a rare bird would probably have been preserved) makes Hahn's account dubious.
Indiscreetly promiscuous, drinking heavily, taking drugs and behaving outrageously, they were expelled in turn from Monaco, France, Italy and Spain, the French authorities noting their "moralité douteuse" (dubious morality).
It was a very dubious-looking, nay, a very dark and dismal night, bitingly cold and cheerless.
Later nineteenth-century critics were more dubious: in 1886, Edward Dowden called "Lodore" "biography transmuted for the purposes of fiction"; in 1889, Florence Marshall remarked that "Lodore" was "written in a style that is now out of date".
Louis, Missouri, where he gained a reputation as a pimp and gambler, and evidently served as a captain in a black "Four Hundred Club", a political and social club with a dubious reputation.
Marshall quickly accessed the website for the dubious "Internet Church of Mammals" and obtained for Weiss the post of "Exalted Minister", which allowed him to officiate at the impromptu wedding.
Mr. Cruncher was soothed, but shook his head in a dubious and moral way.
Much to other characters' dismay, he's not above engaging in illegal or dubious activities such as gambling or stealing cable from Ray.
On 30 October 1936, Hashimi had the dubious distinction of being the first Iraqi prime minister deposed in a coup, led by General Bakr Sidqi and a coalition of ethnic minorities.
Over the next few years he had numerous love affairs, and was prevented from a love marriage with one Esther Raizel because his own dubious reputation compounded the taint of his mother's divorce.
Reported sightings in Vietnam in 1984 are considered to be dubious.
So that controversies, wranglings, disputes, and positiveness, in false or dubious propositions, are evils unknown among the _Houyhnhnms_.
Some of these may be genuine; dubious works are often treated as authentic by the compilers of collected editions—eight are in the 1991 "Neue Mozart-Ausgabe" (NMA: English "New Mozart Edition").
Some of this information is thought to be dubious pseudoscience, but much of it is scientifically accurate.
Tensions rose in the mid-1840s as settlers and Māori were left to deal with the consequences of haphazard and often dubious land purchases by the New Zealand Company.
That gave Auken the dubious distinction of being the first Social Democratic leader since 1910 to not become prime minister.
The Chiefs set a dubious NFL record for the season, with the fewest number of passing yards (1,660, 103.8 per game) in a 16-game season.
The gun was used by the operators to point at an aircraft on the screen, and the computer would respond by displaying related identification information about that aircraft. The system has the dubious distinction of holding the record for the world's largest (physical size) computer ever created.
The latest account from 1834 is considered dubious, so it is probable that the species became extinct prior to 1800, and may have become extinct in the wild even earlier.
The plot of the movie he is supposed to be in is a dubious story involving Fury trying to track down the actual refrigerator of William "Refrigerator" Perry and the pants of Ernie Banks (William Perry appears as himself, and an actor portrays Banks).
The three judges found that Spaink and the providers might indeed have broken Dutch copyright law; quotation is not allowed of works that have not been previously published, and whether or not the release as evidence in a US court case counts as 'publication' was considered dubious.
The three magistrates also look into Kite's dubious recruiting practices but finally acquit him and force Wilful to swear to the Articles of War.
Their morale was further bruised when faced with bowlers of dubious legality and unsympathetic umpires.
They stated that the tombs were thought to be of Danes, i.e., Viking raiders, but Beatson appears dubious.
This behavior and the gruesome execution on somewhat dubious charges of his erstwhile protege, the cabinet minister Artemy Volynsky (insisted upon by Biron) soon made the favourite unpopular with Russians of all classes.
This claims rests on dubious grounds as multiple schools had a legitimate claim to the title in the disorganized state of college soccer at the time.
Trevor Evans (Tom Lipinski) is a marijuana dealer and a computer programmer of dubious skill.
Two L-60 tanks were purchased in 1935 as training vehicles to supplement the single Vickers Mk D. Although three tanks were of dubious military value, budget constraints prevented additional purchases.
Under the character voice is the unreliable narrative voice, which involves the use of a dubious or untrustworthy narrator.
Washington holds the dubious distinction of striking out 39 times against pitcher Nolan Ryan, more times than any other batter.
Whatever lustre the international position won by Maximilian I might add to the ducal house, on Bavaria itself its effect during the next two centuries was more dubious.
Whether to admit Hercules among us or not, concerning this I long remained dubious: for though according to the Greek mythologies, that antique Crockett and Kit Carson--that brawny doer of rejoicing good deeds, was swallowed down and thrown up by a whale; still, whether that strictly makes a whaleman of him, that might be mooted.
Yet the funny thing is those dubious proclamations just aren't needed because the arrogance embodied in the title is emphatically based on vinyl reality...

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